The Health Minister will ask health insurers to put a two-year freeze on their policy prices, it has been reported.
Health Minister James Reilly has signed into law a new measure introducing 'late entry loading' for people who first take out private health insurance after the age of 35.
A health economist says he does not believe the proposed implementation of Universal Health Insurance is workable within the timeframe set out by the Government.
Nearly 90% of people have said they will shop around for a better deal on their health insurance as prices are expected to continue to rise.
Minister for Health James Reily has said that he does not believe price hikes announced by Laya Healthcare and GloHealth are justified.
A day after VHI hiked many of its plans by an average of 3%, it is reported that some Laya Healthcare customers could be facing a 10% increase.
Health insurer VHI has announced price increases across many of its healthcare plans today.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has suggested health insurers could make savings themselves to prevent price hikes for consumers.
Health insurer VHI has confirmed an average increase of 6% in its premiums from next month.
VHI is today expected to announce an increase of an average 6% in its premiums.
The VHI is warning the Government that its health insurance premiums could rise by as much as 45% next year unless the company is allowed to phase in new charges proposed by the Health Minister.
The Government has today published new proposed legislation to allow for a permanent levy on health insurance policies.
Quinn Healthcare is to raise its prices by an average of 12%, it has been announced.
Health insurer Aviva is expected to announce an increase in its premiums of 14%.
Employers' group IBEC today said that the "excessive" increase in VHI premiums will be an additional burden on businesses and households, and is "reflective of the unsustainably high cost structure of the Irish health care system".
Hard pressed families with private Vhi Healthcare are facing a massive €331 hike in fees to keep precious parents and children cover.
VHI made a post-tax loss of €41.7m euro in 2009.
Families could save up to 30% on their private healthcare by making a simple phone call.
Hikes in health insurance bills for 1.4 million people will put more economic pressure on already hard-pressed households, Labour claimed today.
VHI Healthcare is to increase its charges by an average of 8%.
Ireland's largest health insurer has announced plans to cut the fees it pays to hospital consultants.
Vhi Healthcare today announced that it is inviting tenders for the provision of outpatient MRI services.
Vhi Healthcare today announced that all new and existing private hospitals seeking cover from Vhi Healthcare will have to achieve accreditation with one of the approved accreditation bodies.
The Quinn Group today officially entered the Irish health insurance market today with the completion of its takeover of BUPA Ireland Ltd's business.
Minister for Health Mary Harney today defended a controversial Government scheme designed to bring fairness to health insurance after BUPA announced it was quitting Ireland in protest.
Health-insurance firm BUPA has announced that it is pulling out of the Irish market.
Insurance provider Hibernian Direct is to offer a health insurance plan to its customers in partnership with VIVAS Health, it was announced today.
The Government has published a bill to deal with insurance difficulties arising out of the Hepatitis C and HIV controversy of the 1990s.
BUPA Ireland today announced that its initial campaign targeted at the over 65 group has been highly successful with over 1,000 new members confirmed in the first two months.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has criticised Tánaiste Mary Harney's decision not to introduce risk equalisation in the Irish health insurance market
VHI's board of directors is reportedly planning an emergency meeting later this week to discuss the Government's decision not to introduce risk equalisation in the Irish health insurance market.